Amazon Rescue Center
Amazon Rescue Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Ecotourism; Rescue, rehabilitation and release of andangered animals; Environmental education.
Duration: < 1 hour
Meets animal welfare guidelines
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Natalya
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
It is important to understand that you will visit a real rescue center, not place for tourists entertainment. You will have an opportunity to learn more about Amazon nature, to understand eco challenges and how local people address them.
Good educational tour for 6+ children and adults.
Written 2 January 2020
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sharissa j
Edmonton, Canada54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
We had a ton of fun with the quick tour and feeding baby manatees! Our guide was great and spoke English which was super nice to be able to ask questions! They are quite a small operation, so the tour doesn't take long but it's definitely worth it to see the baby manatees!

To get there:

You take the number 49 bus from Plaza de Armas (it runs on Arica street) for about 45 minutes. You go past the airport and ride the bus for another 15 minutes, tell the bus driver that you're going to the animal rescue center or manatee center and they should know to drop you off. The bus ride costs 1.50 soles one way, and it costs 5 soles for the tour.
Written 17 May 2014
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Ken O
Glen Davis, Australia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2014 • Solo
I liked having a knowledgable guide who spoke English. The manatees are amazing - I think this is the best place I have seen in the world for observing either manitees or dugongs.
I would have liked to know the exact connection with the University of Dallas. I did learn that the university is heavily subsidising the formula for the baby manitees.
Some photos of this place appear on Tripadvisor as if at another attraction. I believe that this is the only one that features manitees.
Written 30 July 2014
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Ken O
Glen Davis, Australia35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2014 • Solo
Some of the photos for this place on Tripadvisor are actually taken at ACOBIA. This one does not have manitees but it did allow me to handle a toucan, a macaw, a sloth and an anaconda - I have photos with them all. There are also freely roaming monkeys and I could have had my photo taken with those as well.
This place seems to require some form of water transport to reach. It is actually on the bank of the amazon.
Written 30 July 2014
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BabyZeus
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2014 • Couples
This place is a fabulous rescue center - it is NOT a zoo! The animals seemed well cared for and being able to feed feed the manatees was such a fun experience. I am glad that the animals are released back into the wild as the manatees are very important to the ecosystem. We were told that people are hunting the manatees for meat or capturing the babies to be "pets", which is a horrible life for the poor animal. The staff person we talked to knew a lot about manatees and seemed to really care about them. This is definitely the kind of place to support!!

We took the number 49 bus on Africa street. Since there isn't a bus schedule, we just waited like 10 minutes until 49 came. We also caught the bus on the way back into town. It costs 3 soles round trip by bus.
Written 20 June 2014
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ChendyArts
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Solo
The animals here are well cared-for, the staff and volunteers are genuine and knowledgeable, and each animal is on a rehabilitation schedule with an expected release date. You get to see whatever they have at the center at the time, which is how a rescue center should work. I saw incredibly cute baby otters and a range of manatees of different ages when I went. I spent a good chunk of time just sitting at the edge of the manatee pool marveling at these fantastic creatures, and the staff was happy to let me do so.

It's not a huge place, but they do things right and they do things well--one of the only animal attractions in Iquitos to do so. Worth the negligible s/. 3 entrance fee, and these incredible, gentle animals are certainly deserving of your time and attention.
Written 26 November 2013
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L11
United Kingdom202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013
You don't need long to visit this rescue centre, about an hour is long enough. A motor taxi costs s/10 to get there at 4.5km. It cost s/3 to get in and we were given some information by a man about the centre and manatees. We got to feed the babies banana and pet them - they are very cute and enjoy chewing your fingers! The centre is doing a great job at rescuing manatees and educating the public in the protection of these animals. Well worth a visit, much better than quistococha.
Written 18 April 2013
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6pounder
New York City, NY17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2012 • Family
This is more of refuge for hurt manatees than a traditional tourist attraction but you should definitely visit. I wouldn't even have known what these gentle creatures were if my father had not lived in Florida. They bear a slight resemblance to the walrus or seal but tend to live in tropical climates. In the Amazon their meat is prized because it is SUPPOSED to increase virility. Since they are virtually defenseless against man they are easily hunted. This center is educating the local children to appreciate the manatee as part of their heritage so the animal does not go extinct. It's expensive feeding them all the protein they need (especially when young and growing) from plants of an expensive formula is imported from Texas. The nice thing here is that they will let visitors help feed the captive manetees which is a really heatwarming experience. Just be prepared to temporarily surrender your passport to the guard at the entrance if you want a visit with no hassels.
Written 27 August 2012
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Hailey H
Victoria, Canada14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
We wanted to see some animals while in Iquitos, and this place was wonderful! It was a little ways out of town, maybe like 15mins on a tuk tuk, but totally worth it! We saw monkeys, baby turtles, baby alligators, and manatees! Oh my gosh the manatees were so incredible! You can feed them and pet them, really a once in a lifetime experience. Plus, the best part about it is they are caring for these animals that were injured or orphaned, that will eventually be released back into the wild. It is a conservation center, who are educating people on the importance of keeping these animals alive to ensure a thriving ecosystem! They even bring young children here on school tours to teach them young. This place is well worth the visit! :D
Written 2 October 2016
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dje93
Del Mar, CA36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2014 • Friends
It is usually impossible to see these animals in the wild, so this was an excellent place to be able to observe and photograph them. Even better, you can hand feed the manatees!
Written 18 June 2014
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